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Summer Audit Internship Program

The Comptroller of the Treasury's Audit Internship Program is a 10-week paid educational and experiential learning opportunity offering undergraduate and graduate students a chance to witness and participate in the audit operations of the Office. The internships are within the Divisions of State Audit, Local Government Audit, and Investigations.

Our summer internship program is designed to be both professionally and academically beneficial.  Interns are provided with hands-on, practical experience in governmental auditing. We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2024 Audit Internship Program!  We have limited internship positions available and will be conducting interviews with candidates throughout the Fall 2023 semester, so we encourage students to apply early. Apply for the 2024 Audit Internship today!

Most of our internship positions are located in the Nashville area, but we also have internship opportunities in the West, Mid-East, and Eastern parts of Tennessee.  If you are interested in interning in  Knoxville, Jackson, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Cookeville, or another part of Tennessee, you will be able to select that location preference on the application.   

Hear about our Summer Audit Internship Program!

Audit interns are compensated at $20 per hour.  A standard work week is 37.5 hours.

No, you do not need to have already completed an Auditing or Governmental Accounting course to apply.  At minimum, you will need to have successfully completed Principles of Accounting 1 & 2 to participate in the program; however, successful candidates typically have completed additional accounting coursework.

No, housing is not provided for interns.  

 Travel will vary for each intern based on their audit assignment and the primary location of their internship.  Interns will be reimbursed travel expenses as they pertain to their audit assignments.   Interns with the Division of Local Government Audit typically have the most travel assignments; however, interns with the Division of State Audit and Investigations may also have a few days requiring travel outside the Nashville area.

Internship positions with the Division of State Audit and the Division of Investigations are based out of Nashville.  Interns assigned to the Division of Local Government Audit may be located in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, Mid-East Tennessee, and East Tennessee, with assignments in those regions.

Contact Information

For questions regarding internship opportunities with the Comptroller's Office, please contact Sadie Sharpe.